Sunday, March 21, 2010

TipTop Audio Z-DSP Demo

Got my new TipTop Audio Z-DSP with the Dragonfly card and very tasty it is too. So far TipTop have 2 cards the one thats bundled with the module, the Dragonfly, and another called Bat Filter. The Bat Filter contains 8 digital filters of various types ranging from 4 to 8 poles . More cards promised to come... with everything from compression, EQ, battling LFO's and anything else you can think of that can be done with 1000ms of DSP delaytime.

I made 2 demo's of the module. It is pretty easy to use and being able to modulate the parameters is really very sweet. There is a lot can be done so this is really just a taster. One nice touch is that the module can take severe clipping and will self oscillate once the feedback goes beyond a point. If I get anything more structured at a later stage I'll post that as well. For now if ambient droning hysterical weirdness is your thing you should enjoy these :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dubspot Ableton Tutorials

New York based music production school & DJ Institute Dubspot have a nice series of Ableton production tutorials on their site (and YouTube channel) which are well worth checking if you're of a Dubstep/Bass music persuasion. This tutorial is an overview of how to use Ableton's Vocoder (among other effects) to thicken a snare sound. Good advice in there for all engineers and producers too though! Bigups to Dubspot.